Well it’s a day late and it’s just a story based around christmas and treats.
I forgot to post it up yesterday!
Forgive me ;op
‘So what treats are in store for us today?” Michelle asked looking longingly at the hot chocolate advert on tv, full of log fires, snow, candy canes, everything a christmas should be, well including lots of presents and some gorgeous man in the kitchen cooking away in just his apron.
Lucy laughed. She knew what was going through her friends mind, she had been single for 6 months – not that long really but for Michelle this was like eternity.
She would finally have to admit that her ex boyfriend had really meant something to her after all. Michelle pretended to have the hide of a rhino but really, Lucy knew she was easily hurt, she just hid it well, or rather hid it at the bottom of a bottle and amongst the sheets of a randoms bed.
‘I can’t promise you a tussle under the Christmas tree, if you know what I mean but I can promise you a day filled with Christmassy delight. We’ve got the fair to go to, then there is the fireworks in the evening and right now I thought we should go and try those new gingerbread men in the bakery down the road.’ Lucy waggled her eyebrows. Michelle had been lusting over the baker for years, but only now was she single and able to do something about it.
Lucy heard nothing from Michelle in response and stopped tying up her laces to check her friend was still breathing.
She was. But very frantically and sobbing and water was coming out of her eyes. ‘Oh crap’ thought Lucy, Michelle never cried, at least not with company, not even when really drunk.
Lucy ran over to her friend and gave her a bear hug, words weren’t needed, she knew that being single at Christmas was hard.
‘I broke the heel on my new boot!’ wailed Michelle. So much for heart felt sentiments. This girl could be bought with anything it would seem. The only true heartache was not being able to afford the latest Louboutins.
So if Lucy could get the Baker to serve up a pair instead of his usual cakes then she was on to something. With 5 minutes to arrange it was never going to happen.
Michelle and Lucy sighed together – both lost in their own little worlds.
Lucy snapped out of it and threw a spare pair of boots at her friend, knowing they wouldn’t be quite refined enough but not caring – there was a day of Christmassy things to do waiting for them – getting wasted – heels were not going to stop this from happening – if needs be she’d max out her credit card (even more) and treat her friend to some more boots. She did a quick mental calculation of how much she had already been spending on this months pay cheque and rethought her idea….maybe a pair of slippers from Peacocks would do instead ……her new year’s resolution really was going to have to be to get another job….or give up shop….nope she wouldn’t even allow herself to finish the thought.
‘Michelle COME ON!’ she grabbed her friends arm and pulled her away as fast as possible.
They ran out into the street giggling – they had decided to get the bus into town so they could have a drink….or ten as far as Lucy was concerned.
The smell that greeted them as the bus door opened had Lucy reaching for her purse.
‘Taxi…..my treat….’ And she ran off the bus with her arm out waving down each and every car until eventually a cab appeared with its light on.
‘Step on it.’ She yelled once they were both settled in the car.
‘to the shops…..’ she finished, not quite informatively.
The driver rolled his eyes and pulled away from the kurb.
In town they ran about from store to store, cooing and oooing over everything they could find, they stuck their hands in fake snow and pretended to lick the ice sculpture in the department store, with Michelle very nearly getting attached.
They ogled any man with a whiff of expense about him and finally collapsed with a hot chocolate and candy cane.
‘Who needs men when you have your friend, your ex’s store card and hot chocolate!’ without breaking her stride she then purred ‘Well hello!’
Lucy threw her head round and laughed.
She saw her friend flick her hair, adjust her bra all with a quick snap and the most dazzling smile came from her face, a beam of light encircling the said man who turned as though he could feel the beam.
Without saying anything Michelle pouted slightly and looked coyly down at the table.
Lucy had to give it to her friend – she could flirt like no other.
He smiled at the girl at the table – then noticed her friend. He hesitated. In that moment of hesitation something unsaid went between the two girls and the one with the dark hair stood up, laughing, grabbed at something on the table and ran.
Lucy had the store card and Michelle could have the man.
Both would be treated nicely.
Lucy pulled out her phone ‘Meet you back at my house at 9pm tonight for all the gossip. Bring goodies – we will have lots to talk about.xx’
She got a text back 10 minutes later ‘see you tomorrow kiddo. When we will have even more to talk about….so far 9 out of 10. Don’t wait up ;o)’
Lucy laughed. She was just wondering what to do with herself when she spotted Mike – her loyal and lovely boyfriend. In his hands he had a square box covered in shiny red paper.
‘For you my dear, a little pre Christmas treat’. Lucy giggled, she looked at Mike, she thought about Michelle. She leant forward and whispered in Mike’s ear. His eyebrows went up, his smile broadened. ‘Your wish is my command.’ He muttered taking Lucy’s hand and quickly hailing a cab and asking him to head to their home, promptly. It looked like they were all going to be treated tonight.